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June 2017

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Japan > Australia*

*in these particular areas. There is no denying that Japanese culture and Australian culture are poles apart. Where Australia is laid-back and simple, Japan is wonderfully weird and over-the-top. Where Australia is endearingly rough-around-the-edges, Japan is pristine and polished. And while I love Straya, I’m taking the opportunity…

Spanish studies in the beautiful Medellin

Rhys P, Bachelor of Engineering Intern Latin America, Colombia My experience in Medellin was nothing short of incredible. After travelling through South America in 2015/2016 I had a desire to return and improve my Spanish skills. Thankfully with the QUT short term exchange program this was made possible.…

Cultural lessons from the Japanese

Katrine K, Bachelor of Nursing University Life in Japan: Kimono, Matcha and You at Sonoda Women’s University (December 2016) Konnichiwa! My name is Katrine, and I’m a third year student studying the Bachelor of Nursing. In the first two weeks of the December holidays, I have been very…

Spend your summer exploring Seoul

Jiwon L, Bachelor of Design (Honours) Korea University – International Winter Campus (Dec 2016– Jan 2017) Korea University is one of the highest ranked universities in the world in a variety study areas. The campus is filled with historical and incredible gothic-style architecture. As an architecture student, looking around…

Reimagining India, the experience of a lifetime

Samuel G, Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Business IndoGenius: Reimagining India Experiential Learning Program (February 2017) New Colombo Plan mobility grant recipient The ‘Reimaging India Experiential Learning Program’, conducted by IndoGenius, expertly introduced me to Indian culture, politics, entrepreneurship, innovation, history, economics and a variety of other…

Business negotiations in North Carolina

Bryson C, Bachelor of Business AIM Overseas: Business Negotiations and Communications (Jan-Feb 2017) During January and February 2017, myself and 23 other Australians set out on a new journey not knowing what to expect. Our destination? Charlotte, North Carolina. A buzzing city full of life and American culture.…

Kiwi adventures

Holly, G. Bachelor of Music CIS Australia: January in Dunedin (Jan – Feb 2017) My name is Holly Geddes and I’ve just completed a summer semester at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand through QUT’s short-term exchange program. The seven-week program was completed with the help…

The Beginning of an Adventure

Destination: PHILIPPINES! Two weeks ago now, I left Australia to officially begin the next chapter, the adventure of a lifetime. Let me tell you a bit about myself. I’m Lauren, 19 years old, travel lover, tea enthusiast and extremely passionate about human rights and international affairs. I’m currently…

Engineering Design Summit in Cambodia

Himanthi M, Bachelor of Engineering Engineers Without Borders: Cambodia Design Summit (February 2017) The experiences and opportunities that were on offer were once in a lifetime. The opportunity to live in a remote Cambodian village really opened my eyes to realities of people’s lives around the world. The…

Tradition and Technology in Japan

Diana O, Bachelor of Creative Industries Ritsumeikan University Japanese Winter Program (Jan – Feb 2017) It was at the beginning of summer when I decided I needed a change, so QUT’s short-term mobility program in Japan was the perfect opportunity to do something productive in holidays while continuing…